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Covid 19 Planning FAQ's

Covid 19 FAQ's for Planning


Covid 19 5 weeks expiry date for Submissions and Site Notices


Important advice re Notices

The information in the FAQ's regarding the newspaper notice is somewhat confusing. For clarity, a planning application must be valid on receipt i.e.the application must be received by the planning authority within 2 weeks of the date of the newspaper notice. The site notice must be maintained on site until the expiry of the submission period.


If you have any queries in relation to extended dates please contact:

 [email protected]


Final Grants

 There is currently a delay in issuing Final Grants due to the extended dates which are being applied to all appropriate periods.

I am attaching a list below, the first column shows the decision date and the second column shows the date the appeal period expires. Final grants are generally issued one week after the appeal period expires


Covid 19 Bord Pleanála dates


Revised arrangements for viewing of planning files


In line with the Government Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business planning applications are viewable by appointment only in County House Lifford between the hours of 9.30 and 4.30 pm. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anyone attending the Council to view files must do so in compliance with HSE Covid-19 health and safety, hand sanitising and social distancing protocols.

 It should be noted that all documentation in relation to current planning applications is available online via  The Planning Service can be contacted by phone or by email  in relation to planning enquiries and Planning staff are responding to service requests on an ongoing basis.  Requests for information or advice can be made by phone on 074 9153900 or by email via [email protected].